Neymar reveals his ‘Idol’ in football, calls Cristiano Ronaldo a ‘monster’

Paris Saints-Germain forward, Neymar has named Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi, as his ‘idol’ in football.

He also said Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo, was a ‘monster’.

According to him, he learns from Messi and Ronaldo every day because he wants to score more goals and win titles.

The Brazilian international, who spent four seasons in the La Liga playing for Barcelona at the Camp Nou, said both five-time Ballon d’Or winners are the big football stars in the world that he likes watching as they play.

Speaking to The Players’ Tribune alongside NBA star, Steph Curry, the 26-year-old was quoted by the Mirror UK as saying: “Facing Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – and I played with Messi, who is, for me, one of the greatest footballers of all time, and he is my idol in football,” said Neymar.

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“With Messi, I learned every day, whether during our practice, or playing with him, or just watching him play. And that made me stronger and it increased my capacity on the field because I kept learning a lot from him.

“As for Cristiano Ronaldo , he is a monster. Facing him is a pleasure and an honour, but we have to be more prepared. He is one of the greatest in football so you get smarter, you get alert, but at the same time you learn a lot, too.

“So, they are two of the big guys that I can relate to, because I want to learn, I want more, I want to win, I want more trophies, score more goals … so I keep learning from them every day.”

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